Capacity quintuples

Citing booming demand for aluminium doors, windows and conservatories, Astraseal has shifted aluminium production from its main factory to a separate 25,000ft2 facility, which increases the fabricator’s aluminium capacity by five times.

The firm recently added the Stratus thermal lantern roof and the Smarts Ultraglide inline slider system to a selection of products from Smarts, Reynaers and Synseal.

“Demand for aluminium has exploded in the last few years,” Zac Nedimovic, Astraseal’s marketing manager, said. “Partly, that’s down to advances in technology.

“Once, aluminium windows weren’t great – offering poor thermal efficiency, for example. Since the development of the polyamide thermal break, that’s completely changed. Another major factor has been the ability to provide aluminium in a huge range of colours, making it a fashionable, high status material frequently used in Grand Designs-style home improvement projects.

“For both of those reasons, the aluminium market shows no sign of slowing. In fact, at Astraseal, we expect it to continue growing – and that’s why we’ve sought to shift aluminium over to its own dedicated facility. In doing so, we’ve not only massively increased our aluminium capacity, but streamlined production across the whole business.”

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